Data placement availability

Feature in Five: vSAN Data Placement and Availability

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Welcome to “Feature in Five” our byte-sized yet expansive explanation of various industry-leading VMware product solutions, all in -you guessed- five short minutes! Last time, we video-profiled Cloud-Native Storage on vSAN; in this edition, we turn our attention to vSAN Data Placement and Availability. In this Feature in Five, our vSAN expert, Jeff Hunter, demos how Read more...
vSAN 6.7 Update 3

vSAN 6.7 Update 3 – What’s New

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VMware vSAN continues to be the Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) market leader. vSAN has proven to be a great fit for all types of workloads, with over 20,000 customers.  Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA; next-generation applications like Cassandra, Splunk, and MongoDB; and even container-based services orchestrated through Kubernetes are run on vSAN Read more...
vSAN 6.7 Update 3

Announcing vSAN 6.7 Update 3 and Enterprise Plus Edition

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vSAN 6.7 Update 3 Integrates Cloud-Native Application Storage Support and More! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the industry-leading hyperconverged infrastructure software, VMware vSAN. As applications continue to evolve, the infrastructure needs to be flexible enough to support those changes, and 6.7 Update 3 provides new capabilities to help administrators manage cloud-native applications Read more...

Performance Troubleshooting – Which vSAN Performance Metrics Should be Looked at First?

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  Troubleshooting performance issues can be a complex undertaking for many administrators, regardless of the underlying infrastructure and topology. A distributed storage platform like vSAN introduces other elements that can influence performance as well, and the practices for troubleshooting should accommodate for those considerations. The guidance provided below will help an administrator use the metrics Read more...
Veeam SAP HANA

Veeam Provides Intelligent Data Management for vSAN and SAP HANA

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Congratulations, you’ve decided to adopt SAP HANA. Now you have some important decisions to make that will impact your organization for years. Should you stick with your current three-tier architecture, which you’ve have invested in for some time, or is there something better on the market that benefits your business while incorporating modern backup, recovery Read more...
VMware HCI

Tactical Use Cases – Why choose VMware HCI?

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VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a great fit for tactical use cases, just ask our friends over at Cubic Solutions. To meet the needs of today’s warfighters, Cubic looked at VMware HCI, comprised of VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN. Tactical solutions typically have maximum allowable design parameters that revolve around Size, Weight, and Power or Read more...
hyperconverged infrastructure

Designing vSAN Networks – 2019 Update

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Back in 2017, I wrote three blogs that covered some common vSAN network design choices: Designing vSAN Networks – Dedicated or Shared Interfaces? Designing vSAN Networks – Why Should I Use the Distributed Switch? Designing vSAN Networks – Using Multiple Interfaces? I thought it would be a good idea to start out the new year Read more...

vSAN Misconceptions: Drivers and Firmware Don’t Matter

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This is a guest post from Adam Sweetser, Senior Technical Support Engineer, vSAN GSS. Adam provides vSAN support to, and speaks with real customers day in and day out, about real-world issues.  vSphere is the enterprise-grade hypervisor that has been used to run business-critical workloads by more than 500,000 VMware customers for years. It is commonly Read more...